Animal Sanctuary

Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary is Guanacaste’s largest and was constructed in partnership with La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Guests can interact with animals with up close viewing and even attend a feeding. Diamante is home to the largest variety of species in one location. The residents in the animal sanctuary are all rescue animals and include: Sloths, Monkeys, Pumas, Jaguars, Toucans and more. Diamante has dozens of species of frogs, snakes, birds and a world-class butterfly observatory.

All rescue animals were donated by MINAE, the Costa Rican Ministry of Wildlife. In many cases the animals were held in less than adequate facilities and faced difficult circumstances. Diamante is against the capture or trade of illegally confiscated animals and along with our partners at Waterfall Gardens; we are working to release offspring of some of the animals into protected zones across Costa Rica.


  • World Class Butterfly Observatory
  • Up Close Viewing and Educational
  • Professional Guides
  • Largest variety of Animals - Sloths, Monkeys, Jaguars, Pumas and more
  • Toucans and a large variety of small birds, frogs and reptiles
  • Butterfly Observatory
  • Frogs
  • Snakes
  • Exotic birds
  • Sloths
  • Crocodiles
  • Reptiles
  • Toucans
  • Exotic Birds
  • Jaguars
  • Ocelots
  • Monkeys
  • and more!


Animal Sanctuary

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